The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority will hire 10 new employees as part of the state government's Working For Victoria initiative.
The government's $500 million Working For Victoria plan supports Victorians to find paid work while helping to ensure the state's vital agriculture has the workforce it needs.
The new employees will help carry out the Glenelg Catchment Health Assistance Program, which will deliver priority land management throughout the catchment including public, private and urban areas.
The program will support regional partners including local government, Parks Victoria, Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning (DELWP), and traditional owners in completing environmental works throughout the catchment.
They will undertake tasks including weed control, site preparation, revegetation, rubbish removal and maintenance.
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The 10 new positions come after Glenelg Hopkins CMA announced on July 30 two 10-person workforce teams would be created through the Working For Victoria Agriculture Workforce Plan.
Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford announced 265 new jobs had been created across seven catchment areas as part of the initiative.
"We're creating jobs that will allow hundreds of people to keep working while supporting projects that benefit the entire community," she said.
"Through our Working for Victoria initiative, we're helping more people find work now - here in regional Victoria and also in Melbourne."
Minister for Water Lisa Neville praised the state's CMAs on the work they have been completing.
"Victoria's CMAs do an amazing job managing and keeping our waterways healthy and these roles will help deliver even more important local projects across the state," she said.
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